Be Transformed, Not Conformed – Romans 12:1-2 (audio sermon)

Paul’s practical lessons in Romans 12 begin with a reminder that as Christians we ought to be changed, to be different from who we were before.  When we study God’s word and worship with our brethren, we are able to be transformed into the image of Christ, as God would have us to be.

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New Year, New Name

I’ve come to realize in recent months that the former title of this page, “Give Me the Bible,” caused some confusion to some people.  I had a number of people asking if I gave away Bibles, which I do not have the means to do. Others have confused this page with a popular program of the same name.  So I’ve been thinking of changing the name to hopefully curtail that confusion.  So, going forward this page is going to be known as “Keep Christ in the Christian,” based on Gal. 2:20, that Christ is living in the one who has been crucified with Christ.  Nothing else is going to change (except I want to write more).

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal 2:20 NKJV

The Beautiful Bride of Christ: An Introduction to Ephesians – Eph. 5:25-27 (sermon audio)

8/13/17 p.m. sermon

At the heart of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a discussion of the church, the bride of Christ.  In the letter we learn many things about God’s plan for the church, how the church came into being, who is in the church, and how the church should act.  We are going to look at all of this things and more going forward in our study of Ephesians.  In this lesson, we get an overview of the book and the people involved in its writing.